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About Tim North

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Persuasive Writing: the Carrot-and-Stick Strategy

Certain types of writing involve doing your utmost to persuade the reader to accept your recommendations. Business examples of persuasion include:

Report Writing: Reasons To Do it Well

You probably don’t have a burning desire to write reports.

Images on Web Sites: When Should They be Used?

Images are used on web and intranet sites for many reasons: branding, highlighting, navigation, providing supplementary information, division, humour etc. Images consume more space than text, however, and thus take a longer time to download.

Ten Tips for Choosing a Good Domain Name
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What makes a good domain name? Well, it’s a subjective issue, of course, but here are ten tips to point you in the right direction.

The Perils of Using Jargon

Recently I spoke with loans officers at several of my local banks in order to find out the costs associated with a housing loan. One of the things that struck me in all of these conversations was the astonishing (to me) level of jargon used by the bank staff when explaining their products to customers.

Four Strategies for Persuasive Writing

Most folk don’t enjoy having to write proposals, memos, reports and the dozen other things that seem to get in the way of their *real* work. Nonetheless, if it’s your job to do it, you need to be able to do it well.

Fonts: Choosing Wisely

Choosing a font is something that most of us give little thought to. After all, most fonts are more or less the same, right? Let’s face it, most writing is presented in a stock-standard font like Times New Roman or Arial.

Business Report Writing Tips

Let’s assume that you have to write a document for work or study. Your instructions consist of the title that you are to use and nothing else. Could you — with only the title as a guide — write a suitable document?

An Effective Title For Your Next Proposal

It may seem trivial to tell you to choose a good title for your next written work, but the importance of this task should not be underestimated.

Business Proposals: Writing an Executive Summary

When writing a business proposal, the executive summary is arguably the most important component. You should write it as if the success of the entire proposal rests upon it.

10 Tips For Writing Good Sales Copy

Writing an ad? The tips below — and the important warning that
follows — will help you to get the very best response.

Technical Writing: What’s That?

Before setting up shop as a proofreader (www.scribe.com.au), I worked as a technical writer. When I told people what I did I was often met with blank stares bordering on total incomprehension.

Persuasive Writing: Four Strategies

Most folk don’t enjoy having to write proposals, memos, reports and the dozen other things that seem to get in the way of their *real* work. Nonetheless, if it’s your job to do it, you need to be able to do it well.

Successful Small-Business on the Web

Stripped of all the hype and hard sell, it’s still realistic for the average small business to expect to make money by selling products or services on the web.

10 Tips for Email Etiquette

E-mail is frequently written quickly and often poorly. The tips that follow should help you to write e-mail that will be well received every time.

1. Pay attention to punctuation, spelling, grammar and capitals.

how ofen do yoo receeve e-mail ritten like this!!!!!

Many e-mail messages contain poor spelling and grammar, incorrect use of capital letters and/or poor punctuation. Such messages look amateurish and inevitably produce a poor impression of the sender.

FONTS FOR BUSINESS WRITING: CHOOSING BETWEEN THEM

Choosing a font is something that most of us give little thought to. After all, most fonts are more or less the same, right? Let’s face it, most writing is presented in a stock-standard font like Times New Roman or Arial.

10 TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING

As a proofreader of business writing, I see many of the same errors made again and again. Errors in your writing (be they in advertising copy, correspondence, or a web site) are more serious, I believe, than most people realize.

Web-Design Guidelines

It’s not enough to know *how* to create a web site, you also need to know what makes a *good* web site. Think back on some of the web sites you’ve visited recently. Were you impressed by all of them? Probably not. Many web sites are technically fine, but fail on aesthetic grounds.